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North Eveleigh Precinct

Currently disused railway land between Wilson St and the railway line with the old Carriage Workshop being renovated as a Contemporary Performing Arts facility in the middle of the site. On the western end the RWA propose a predominantly residential development with mixed business and residential closer to Redfern station. FSR for the east and western ends is to be 2:1 with the central section 1:1. Heights to be from 4 to 10 storeys with 16 storey iconic building towards Redfern Station. Similar height frontages to existing buildings along Wilson St are made possible by using the existing cutting on railway land. Improved linkages to ATP. Zoned as Business Zone - Mixed Use and Special Purposes – Infrastructure.
People's Planning - The North Eveleigh Propositional - 2011
In February 2011 a peoples planning project was started using North Eveleigh as a case study. The North Eveleigh Propositional aims to upend the typical process of city-making. The Propositional does not aim to find one perfect design, rather it seeks an accumulation of ideas, polished or rough, wild or pragmatic, heart-warming or spine-chilling, a permanently evolving catalogue of potential North Eveleighs. Here REDWatch has collected some of the Propositional ideas. You can see more at
Railway Uses at North Eveleigh
Some of North Eveleigh is being retained by RailCorp for the City Relief Line which also impacts on private property to the west of the North Eveleigh site. Here you can find material about proposed rail uses on North Eveleigh and the City Relief line. You will also find information about the Save Leamington Avenue Campaign from June 2010. Items have been added with most recent at the bottom.
Last Chance for the historic North Eveleigh site.
The Vice Chancellor of Sydney University, Dr Michael Spence, lamented that the market value offer to purchase the North Eveligh site has not been accepted by the State government at a public forum that the University hosted on 28 April 2010, whose speakers included the City of Sydney Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore writes Guido Gouverneur in this article in May 2010.
North Eveleigh Major Project Application by RWA 2008
In January 2008 the Redfern Waterloo Authority submitted their Major Project Application for the Redevelopment for residential, commercial, retail and cultural uses of North Eveleigh. On March 13 2008 the Minister for Planning declared the proposal to be a major project under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Major Project Application - Eveleigh Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge MP 07_0063
A Major Project Application has been lodged with the Department of Planning for the Eveleigh Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. The details of the Department of Planning listing is given below.
The Blacksmith's Shop Development.
On 16 May 2007 the RWA placed on display plans for remediation of the Blacksmith Shop and its future use as a mixed facility permitting its use for parking, markets and as a performance space. During consultation some issues were raised concerning the DA and the RWA Amended their DA by letter on 23 August 2007. The RWA then re-exibited the DA from 12 September to 04 October 2007.
RWA Draft Built Environment Plan - North Eveleigh
This section contains the Land Use and Design Concepts for this RWA Strategic Site provided in the RWA Final Redfern Waterloo Built Environment Plan (Stage One) in August 2006 and the Draft of February 2006.
SMDA planning glimpse - North Eveleigh Affordable Housing
The $M30+ CUB site contribution for affordable housing gets a top-up with the discovery of a Housing Affordability Fund grant to the RWA for $7,911,904 for a “North Eveleigh Affordable Housing Project”. The grant was made 22 months ago on 19/4/2010 and is to be expended within 59 months. No announcement of this project or of how the RWA/SMDA will deliver affordable housing has been made writes Geoff Turnbull in the South Sydney Herald of March 2012.
North Eveleigh Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing was announced for the North Eveleigh site by Minister Sartor in 2008. The RWA applied for support for affordable housing from the Federal Government Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) in 2010. In April 2012 it was announced that 61 units of affordable housing would be placed with HAF support on the western end of the North Eveleigh site. The SMDA immediately placed on exhibition a Draft Review of Environmental Factors for Early Works and and Infrastructure Works. Expressions of Interest have also been called for from registered Affordable Housing Providers to own and operate the affordable housing.
North Eveleigh Community Forum & Submission Background
Here you will find some background to the North Eveleigh Concept Plan and links to documents repating to the plan and the Affordable Housing Exhibition. Due to changes on the RWA & SMDA website we have provided new links to documents. This document was originally sent out as an email to people with an interest in North Eveleigh Issues.
North Eveleigh could be New Enterprise Zone :Green Paper - Exhibition until 14 Sept 2012
The NSW Government released on 14 July its Green paper on the new Planning System, it is on exhibition until 14 September. The plan proposes greater up front community involvement in where development goes with less community input once these decisions have been made. Included in green paper are new Zonings including an Enterprise Zone with "very little, if any, development controls providing they do not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts". The Green Paper uses North Eveleigh as an example of where an Enterprise Zone could be established. REDWatch is concerned as the Department of Planning has previously recognised that traffic impacts from this site have a significant impact on the surrounding area. More details on the New Enterprise Zone is provided below.
UrbanGrowth Plans for North Eveleigh - Newtown end
UrbanGrowth NSW Central to Eveleigh produced inital plans for this precinct during 2015.
Locomotive Workshop - Response to Submissions – Design Updates Information Session Jul 11, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Mirvac Site Office, Bay 7, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh,
Mirvac would like to invite you to a drop in session that will be open from 5:30pm – 7pm on Wednesday 11th July.
Transport for NSW Planning for North Eveleigh Precinct
With the demise of Urban Growth Development Corporation planning for the North Eveleigh site has moved to TRansport for NSW in conjunction with The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). DPIE say they are taking "a new approach to precinct planning which centres the planning system around people, places, public spaces and the environment. While the planning process for the Redfern North Eveleigh precinct will be led by the NSW Government due to its strategic importance, a key element of the new approach is close collaboration with local councils, stakeholders and the local community." Here we are gathering information about this planning process that publically started in August 2020.
Chief Mechanical Engineers Building
The Chief Mechanical Engineers Building sits on Wilson Street as a part of the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops. Under Urbangrowth NSW the exterior underwent heritage restoration. In 2022 Transport for NSW announced that they had called for Registration of Interest for organisations interested in the occupation of the CME's building. This section of the website deals with the CME building which is on the state heritage register.